The Greater Reno Grub and Gripe Group gathered at Thai Nakorn III in Reno for a nice Thai meal. Just about everything tasted good to me. This restaurant opened in the location of the former Siamese Hut at Mill Street and Kietzke Lane.
The group of five ordered tom kha gai soup, avocado egg rolls and satay for appetizers and entrees of hangover noodles (usually called drunken noodles at other places), a chili shrimp dish, an avocado curry, a pumpkin curry and one dish with cashews, peppers and beef.
The tom kha gai soup, which is coconut milk, lemon grass and chicken, among other ingredients, was excellent. Bill thinks maybe the best he’s had in Reno. I love this soup and I love the version they have at Thai Nakorn III. It seems each Thai restaurant has their own version of this soup. I wouldn’t be surprised to find different versions at the Thai Nakorn in Truckee and South Lake Tahoe. Overall the meal was good but this may have been the highlight.
The avocado egg roll had a nice mix of ingredients but the real revelation here was the tamarind sauce for dipping. I’ve had egg rolls before at Thai restaurants but I never remember a sauce so tasty that I asked about it. The satay was good, but it was also fairly routine. I’d get it again but I wouldn’t go here just for the satay.
Everyone seemed to like the entrees, which we shared. The only one I didn’t like was the avocado curry, largely because I don’t like avocado that much. The avocado egg roll had a nice mix of ingredients so the avocado didn’t dominate. Avocado dominated the curry. The surprise seemed to be the pumpkin curry that everyone liked so much. I’d get the cashew dish, the hangover noodles and the chili shrimp dishes again.
They sold a nice hefeweizen to go with the spicy food.
We were there on a Thursday night and business was slow. Too bad for such good food.
Thai Nakorn III
1774 Mill St
Reno, NV 89502